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September 2020 Nursery & Reception Tours

Please contact the school office on 01923 855 864 if you would like a tour.






All admissions to Shenley Primary School have to be completed through Hertfordshire County Council.

The following County admission rules apply for Primary schools which have more applications than places available.


Shenley Primary School admits children up to their annual admission limit. Where there is over subscription priority will be given to:

  • Children in public care.
  • Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.
    A panel of officers from County will determine whether the evidence provided is sufficiently compelling to meet the requirements for this rule.
  • Children who have a brother or sister on the roll of the school, or linked school, at the time of application for admission, unless the sibling is in the final year of the school or linked school, whichever provides for the older children.
  • Children for whom the school is the nearest Community or Voluntary Controlled School.
  • Children who live nearest to the school.

Responsibility for admissions currently lies with the Education Authority. Information will be sent from County Hall to your home address during the first term of the school year before your child is due in to school. Parents considering sending their child to our school are welcome to visit by appointment.


Please click on the link above for school admissions or you can contact them via telephone on 0300 123 4043




Nursery Admissions 2020 - Opened on Monday 6th January 2020


If you would like to apply for a September 2020 nursery place at our school, our admissions email is now open.  To apply, please send an email to and leave the following information:


Your name

Your contact details (email address and telephone)

Your child's name

Child's date of birth

Home address


If you would like to have a tour of our Nursery or Reception please contact the school office on 01923 855864



About our Nursery


The Nursery at Shenley Primary School is an enticing and vibrant learning environment which enables children to reach their full potential. We endeavour to create a warm and nurturing atmosphere which allows children to flourish and develop their independence. Our experienced and qualified staff are committed to the enhancement of children's learning and development.


The Nursery is part of our 'Foundation Stage Unit' (FSU) which gives children in Nursery and Reception a wider variety of learning opportunities by allowing them to spend their child initiated learning time in any of the Foundation Stage classrooms or the outside classroom. In our most recent OFSTED Inspection the Foundation Stage Unit was highly praised and judged to be 'Good'.


'Children in Nursery and Reception get off to a good start. They mix well together because they have lots to keep them occupied. There are a variety of activities both inside and outside. Leaders plan carefully for children based on children’s own interests'. (Ofsted Sept 2019)


'They make sure the purposeful activities children take part in help them to progress and, if they have fallen behind, to catch up. As a result of leaders’ effective training of staff, adults in the early years help children to develop their communication skills well'. (Ofsted Sept 2019)


We currently offer both morning and afternoon sessions as well as the option for children to stay all day. We accept applications from parents with both 15 and 30 hours funding, as well as offering the option to pay for additional sessions for children only attending 15 hours.


Nursery timeline and application

Under 11s 2020 Hertfordshire guide for applying to Reception